I just finished this book

After Steve (2022) reminded me of The Soul of a New Machine (1981) which was very popular with Motorola’s leaders in 1981, and so I read it as I had learned in my prior job to read what my firm’s leaders were reading. Although what was being read by my leaders in 1979 at Wickes Lumber in Saginaw was a book published ten years earlier in 1969, The Peter Principle.

The Soul of a New Machine (1981) by Tracey Kidder was my inspiration for The PM Novel – which I wrote a Blog Post about back in 2012 – here.


After Steve was an interesting story of an entrepreneurial company dealing with tremendous growth and then its struggles with its own soul.


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